Spider-Man has been one of the biggest talking points in the comic book movie universe since Marvel and Sony worked out a deal for the famous web-slinger to appear in both companies films. When it was announced that he would first arrive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans couldn’t be more happier.
What might surprise some fans, is that according to the directors of the film, The Russo Brothers, Spider-Man was always a part of their film, even when he wasn’t under the Marvel banner. They spoke at a panel at CCPX in Brazil, and noted:
“From the second that we had the idea that we were gonna do Civil War, Spider-Man was a part of the plan. A part of the story,” Anthony Russo began. “It was a very complicated business arrangement for Marvel Studios to be able to use Spider-Man from Sony studios. So we were always told by Marvel, ‘Well, don’t count on it, you may not get to use Spider-Man, you may not get to use Spider-Man, you better have a olan B.’ We were like, ‘Okay, we get it we have a plan B, we’ll figure the movie out if we don’t get Spider-Man,’ but the truth is we never had a plan B.We only ever envisioned the movie with Spider-Man he was always a part of the story. It was very important to us to re0-introduce the character. We cast him young. Tom Holland’s a young actor, a teen himself. We really like playing to that nature of the character and we think it makes him very special in the universe of the Marvel characters.”
Well, that’s interesting. They didn’t note how they would’ve put him in without the permission from Sony, but it doesn’t really matter now does it? Captain America: Civil War will introduce Spider-Man to the MCU on May 6th.